At the age of 15, Mark landed his first playing performance in his hometown of Gadsden, Alabama, and then toured throughout the southeastern United States. Following his graduation from high school, Mark was granted a two year scholarship to Gadsden State Junior College in the Big Band Jazz program. In 1985, with the encouragement from family and friends, Mark accepted the opportunity to attend Berkley College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, majoring in film scoring and performance. Mark's southern style was like a breath of fresh air in Boston, opening the door for concert performances with faculty members at Berkley. After just nine shows, Mark was granted a full scholarship, a stepping stone to a dynamic music career. Mark began to record for music production and engineering classes as a singer/songwriter developing and producing his own original music.
Upon completing his five year program at Berkley in 1990, Mark moved to Nashville to play in a band with the late Bee Spears long time bass player for Willie Nelson and Family Band which led to three performances with Willie in 1991-92. His career took off with the Gaylord Entertainment Company's Opryland Theme park & Grand Ole' Opry performing with #1 show Tim Watson & Black Creek. Mark's performances included several Grand Ole' Opry Tourism Shows where he performed with many Opry superstars. Mark displayed his versatile talents, performing favorite country songs as well as original material on the Grand Ole' Opry stage. Mark to date has amazinly done over 4000 with Tim Watson since 1990. With over 1000+ corporate entertainment shows under his belt, Mark is still performing with Tim Watson, Nashvegas Allstars, Nashville Bluetones and other opryland vetrans Bob Fortner and Gary Jenkins doing corporate shows at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Convention Center, Opryland Hotel and venues arround the country for such corporate giants as: Harley Davidson, Toyota, AFLAC, RV, SouthTrust Bank, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Anheuser Busch, Kimberly Clark, Alcoa and many more..
Mark now owns and operates pro audio video studio Studio 23 Lakeside Recording, a Pro-Tools / Finalcut Pro production and recording facility in Hendersonville TN. One can usually find Mark producing master recording projects and fine tuning his craft rendering numerous recordings for major publishers such as BMG, Warner Chapel, Savannah Music Group, along with many independent labels. In addition Mark's dynamic playing on various songwriter showcases created the opportunity to co-write and produce song in the studio with many legendary songwriters from established & publishing companies. Mark has written songs with Hank Cochran, Red Lane, Steve Clark, Mark Peterson,Dave Gibson, Jim Foster, Don Goodman, Beverly Ross and Mark Gray among others. He is a published writer with Co-Heart Music, Warner Chapel, Double J Music, Opryland Music and others. In 1992 he founded his own publishing company Marcus Alan Music (BIM) and currently has a song called " I Know You Hear Me" on Engelburt Humperdink's album titled "After Dark".
Mark has opened for The Little River Band, Bo Diddly, Kansas, Toby Keith and Alabama at Riverfest in Gadsden, Alabama. Mark has travel to Europe 22 times performed on various European tours since 1997 Touring France at a large festival in Craponne, France and at the Country Picnic in Poland, a four day festival with more than 10.000 people a day with Live TV. Also performing in Holland for Western Lifestyles TV and in Bomal City Belgium, Mark had a club performance at Billy Bob's in Paris at Disneyland Paris performing with Moody Brothers. Marks music video "Betty's Beauty World" was airing with over nine million projected viewers on CMT in Europe and the UK for 6 months until CMT Europe went off the air. This lead to distributing 1000 CD's to a very large fan base in Europe and is promoting his new CD Mark Dreyer "24-7-365" through Radio and a new distribution deal in the FNAC record store in Paris France. In 2008 Mark will returned for his 15th performance in Holland and secured several theme songs for Western Lifestyles TV program and Country Line Dance Machine. Mark's musical direction and impressive performances let to a musical director position for 4 years for the Bob De Jong production The Doutch Country Music Hall of Fame Tour. at the same time providing Bob De Jong over 140 betacam Music Video for broadcast in Europe...
His dedication to quality and producing the absolute best available results in all aspects of productions, pre and post, is what has established him as one of the best "new" generation producers in Nashville. His musical background has helped him fine tune the production process in all aspects of musical styles - Country, Gospel, Pop, Alternative Rock, R&B and Jazz
"I hope to be able to provide my production and arrangement services for you for your project, sometimes with insight on the musical direction of a song, makes all the difference in the world. You can hear the difference on your projects, and I personally give you a 100% satisfaction guaranteed!" Give me a call 615-826-4141 or 615-598-7559